Sunday afternoon flowers

Painted yellow flowers with violet and blue background

This is a flower gouache I've been working on for a present.  What do you think? I've  finished it and I'm happier than I was with it, though the flowers have lost their individuality a bit and the composition's a bit awkward. Though I find the simplicity appealing at the same time. My work is …

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A walk in the country becomes electrifying

Gouache study of a eucalyptus tree. Sometimes after a sustained session of painting I go out for a walk in the country and a strange thing happens. The trees or flowers seem to stand out in intricate detail, like I have special vision or something. It's amazing. It doesn't happen always but often it does. …

Night birches in Stockholm: new artwork

Night birches in Stockholm

'Night birches in Stockholm' 2010 Preliminary gouache study for oil painting. This is a new gouache inspired by birch trees. The bark on birches really moves me. There's something tragic about it. Like it's been whipped or lashed and in pain. But it continues growing in spite of it. Clearly I'm projecting but that's just …

new painting: Stockholm in Winter

'Stockholm in Winter'  Oil on Linen 2010 This is a new painting I did of stockholm in winter. I was dazzled by the atmosphere of the snow. Pale pinks and violet in the atmosphere. I wanted it small like a jewel. Because of the light it kind of makes buildings simultaneously crystalline and dissolving. Hard …